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A description of the IUMA from the excellent zounds.com site:

The Internet Underground Music Archive was better known by the acronym IUMA. The IUMA was started in 1993 by three students at the University of California at Santa Cruz: Jeff Patterson, Jon Luini and Rob Lord. The three men worked together to create an online music archive that would help musicians and bands who weren't signed by a major label. The site allowed these unsigned artists to upload files and send them to fans. The site also enabled the artists the opportunity to talk with their fans. The IUMA was first part of the Usenet newsgroups.

In 1998, Emusic bought the Internet Underground Music Archive and changed the look and feel. Unsigned artists would sign up with the service and receive a website and URL devoted to their name. Emusic also allowed artists to use three different services to upload their music. They could use Internet radio, a live streaming feed, or a download option where fans could download the songs directly to their computer. Many of the early files were WAV and AIFF files, but they later added the option of MP2 tracks and MP3 files. The website included a special section where the artists could see the number of visitors and downloads they had received and some top visited artists received royalty checks from the company.

In the early 2000s the company held a 'Battle of the Bands' event known as Music-o-mania, which went into the record books as the biggest online contest of its kind in history. They also helped bands gain exposure by working with talk show host, Jenny Jones, who have these unsigned artists on her show.

The company was known for unusual publicity stunts. They held a contest in 2000 for expectant parents. Couples who legally named their child Iuma were entitled to receive a check for $5,000. Travis Thornhill and his wife were one of the first families to take the company up on its offer, by naming their child Iuma Dylan Lucas. Thornhill was in a band that used IUMA for business purposes and the couple thought it would make a good story. The company paid out the same amount to a number of other families, too.

In 2001 Emusic decided to reduce costs and laid off a number of employees working exclusively on IUMA. Some of those workers stayed on because they believed the website would return and be better than ever. However, in 2006, Emusic shut down the IUMA site and those workers all left. Vitaminic bought the IUMA format that same year, but the site never returned.

In August 2013, IUMA Co-Founder Jon Luini was interviewed about the historical significance and lessons learned in the birth of IUMA.

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10/13/04- Hey...this page is going to be revised, stay tuned for updates Big B is back! Big B-
Topic: Everything And Nothing
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We are guitar pop. Looking for catchy and smart? That's us! Here's 13 MP3's from the self-titled cd for downloading. Check it out! Includes: FULL VERSIONS OF "FLOWERS FOR ROSALITA" AND "UNAUTHORIZED TRANSMISSIONS" ***PLUS longer clips of previously listed songs.***ALSO jpegs from studio remix sessions at The Treehouse in Nashville WHO? The Fly Over States is mostly Greg Younger and James Pearson. We're songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, producers and general all-around...
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We are a recently formed band, the recording here is pretty rough, but we are working on something much better and it will be ready soon! An Idea long in the making, The Origami Sex Dolls are finally about to begin their conquest of Earth. Right now, just two former band mates of the once-great punk band Service Industry, the Origami Sex Dolls Are: Gabe-Stringed Instruments, Godzilla Toys, Vocals Adam-Drums
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Daikaiju (die'-kie'-joo) n. 1. A compound word that translates to giant monster' formed by the Japanese words, dai' meaning great or giant and kaiju' meaning monster or mysterious beast. 2. An independent band of operatives that combine their unique talents to create high-energy, instrumental 'giant monster' music. Daikaiju was formed in the winter of 1999 and is currently based in Huntsville, Alabama. The band consists of four enigmatic characters clad in kabuki-noh masks-- the Secret Asian...
Topic: Daikaiju
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"In 1994 Gothic icons Requiem In White disbanded after releasing only one full-length CD and an EP over their decade-long career. The decision was a disappointment to many fans who felt that the band, having attained underground cult status, could have shot to widespread success with a minimal amount of publicity. Lisa and Eric Hammer (vocalist and guitarist) went on to record The Rituals of the N.C.S., a CD of esoteric music purporting to be rituals of a mysterious and secret occult...
Topic: Mors Syphilitica
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Justice League! is John Justice. Born Christmas Eve of 1984, John has always been talking. Finally he has found an outlet for his humor, emotions, and stupidity. All tracks by Justice League! are composed and written by John Justice, and much like kix, are kid tested, Art Silva approved. Some of the major influences on Justice League have been; All Times: Bob Dylan The O.C. Supertones Green Day (sad to say) Kj-52 Stevie Ray Vaughn Recently: Coldplay Crossmovement Playdough Dj Naoki Most DDR...
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John Williams, a skilled keyboard player, started palying at age 5. By Age 8 he was playing full worship services in his Father's church. Now at age 40, John has done studio work in studios Nationally and in Europe. He's now formed his own band and released his own style of music he calls, Contemporary Christian Jazz. Its his own unique blend of Contemporary Christian Music with Jazz for a unique sound and cross-over ap
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Keith Kofron was a member of many Cleveland based bands including, The Uninspired 5, Ceilings Below. Venus Envy, The 14th Floor, Skin 4 Skin, and ESO. In July of 1998 he moved to Tampa Florida. While in Tampa he released 3 CDs on the Ohm Sound label Space Nymphs From Planet X, Kap'n Keith's Freakshow and Barnyard Hoedown, and Synaptic Mishap. Keith Kofron and the League of Poetic Justice is his newest. It is due to be released in the spring of this year. Last year Keith and Brian McMahon...
Topic: Keith Kofron
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A selection from 'eclipse of the moon and falling star". The first compilation of Fi Sci fellow travellers. Tracks from Chalk Hill, Ute, Nostramus, Kumo, Hotel Full of Cops, Luminous, Brett Schieber, New Era, Mikey B feat.Dayo, listen.to/the_sound, The Hungry 5 Thousand, The Lord's Garden What the papers say : "Drum'n'Bass ALBUM OF THE MONTH" August 99 Wax Magazine, U.K . "This is the future, John Boy. " Straight No Chaser Magazine, U.K. "innovative...
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******broke up in april 2001****** Positve, emotional, and uplifting band from The smallest state around. A little something for almost all fans of independent underground music, these kids are on there way to putting RIX (thats RI harcore bitch) back on the map! Ok, this is the story and I'm sticking to it. Me and Mike ('s) Behind, AKA Mike Melody, decided we were going to start a band expressing the true energy of Hardcore as well as THE POWER OF THE ALMIGHTY TITTY TWISTER! Me and Mike M....
Topic: A New Hope
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The most important rock band since the likes of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails Imagine a mix of Tool, Rob Zombie, Aphex Twin, Deftones, Nick Cave, Depeche Mode, Pantera, The Prodigy, Type O Negative, David Bowie and The Ministry - that covers about half of their material. With huge success in the UK and a critical acclaim describing them as "Truly the Next Big Thing !" - Lucys Drowning have taken the industrial genre and progressed further than any other band has ever done ! They...
Topic: Lucys Drowning
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Short, catchy, Beatle-influenced pop songs. Similar to: Guided By Voices, Elliott Smith, Pete Yorn, Beatnik Filmstars, Grandaddy, many of the Elephant Six groups (Neutral Milk Hotel, Apples In Stereo, the Minders, Olivia Tremor Control, Elf Power, etc.), Pixies, Pavement, the Beach Boys - Pet Sounds, Dinosaur Jr, Beatnik Filmstars, Superchunk, Hayden, Beck, Sebadoh, and so many more. Go to www.kingeverything.com for a unique offer. Make up a song title. We'll record the song and give it to you...
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MOTHER DESCRIBED IN 100+ WORDS: Alt rock/pop band; intelligent, optimistic, accessible (think REM/Bowie/U2/The Cure/Spacehog). Together since 2000, we've brought our compelling rock machine to many of Seattle's finest venues: Graceland, Paradox Theater, Doc Maynard's, Sunset Tavern and The Rainbow. We've written 25 songs and have performed 30 shows. Our debut CD, titled State Your Intention, released on our own label Roaming Gnome Records in Fall 2002; available via Amazon. Our Spring 2003...
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Rodan is swoopin' down on the hip-hop landscape for the Y2G and well beyond.Rodan who was featured on the soundtrackfor the Academy Award nominated documentary On The Ropes, released on Milan Records Aug.'99,as well as the MF Doom LP, Operation Doomsday off of the Fondle 'Em label released Oct.'99,is now making his meteoric solo debut. Rodan hailing from Long Island, one of the four major land masses laying on the outskirts of the notorious Monster Island a.k.a New York City, gets things...
Topic: Rodan
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Joel Boychuk, who has produced music as Kid Fisco for several years, is ceasing production under the alias Kid Fisco, in order to persue his true musical passion, Minimal Techno. Every Monday, starting September 15th, one song will be removed, in the order of which the songs were originally uploaded. For any fans who existed out there, thanks for your downloads. It actually means a lot! Peace. Monday Sept. 22, 2003 - Can't Punish Me [deleted] Monday Sept. 15, 2003 - Mind Over Backwards...
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A banda teve início no final de 1996, quando Ohmar, Cauê e Diego, que já tocavam juntos desde 1994 em vários projetos, resolveram montar uma banda essencialmente acústica, por influência de bandas como Alice in Chains (que acabava de lançar seu Unplugged MTV), Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots e Soundgarden. As composições estavam ficando cada vez mais intimistas e melancólicas, então o som de violões e bongôs criavam o ambiente perfeito para elas. Felipe então foi chamado para...
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Location: Washington, D.C. Formed: late Summer of 1998 Members: MC Clitoris-Vocals Labia-Guitars Cervix-Bass Dr. Vulva-Drums Hymen-Exhibitionist Influences(modern): Faith No More, Pantera, Korn, Deftones, Tool, Clutch, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, System Of A Down, Sick Of It All, Rollins Band, and Rage Against The Machine. Otherhood are a band on the rise. They recently recorded a 4 song CD EP with producer, Drew Mazurek, who is known for producing such bands as GWAR, Nothingface, Jawbox, and Dog...
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The Exploits of Elaine make music inspired by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Explosions In The Sky, Slowdive, Miles Davis, late Talk Talk, Slint, Philip Glass and others. It has no singing and never will. We think it speaks for itself. You might not agree.
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From the old schools of well meaning NIN, Manson and Korn in the early to mid 90's, Mythology picks up a lost purpose. Elitists and Wanna-be's alike can all go fuck themselves. Were are Australian. We play music. Go to www.MythGod.com
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FACT 1 TEN SPEED RACER are concocted from the following ingredients 1) Singer/Guitarist: Dermot Barrett (aka Tom Red). In his spare time, Dermot likes to drink and talk incessantly. One day, he would like to live in outer-space. 2) Bass guitarist: Pat Barrett. In his free time, Pat likes to practice his amusing impressions. 3) Guitar player: John Barrett. John enjoys socialising, heavy metal and chicken. 4) Drummer: Terri Cullen (aka Mookie). Terri has a shoe fetish and would like to work with...
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Tottemo Godzilla Riders is a delightful italian-japoanese avant-garde pop duo.Using all kind of instruments, from traditional japanese to electronic stuff, Tottemo Godzilla Riders play happy-strange-naive songs for the relax of your ears.
Topic: Tottemo Godzilla Riders
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Lay out a playing field with NIN and Chem Bros in two corners, and Moby and Sneaker Pimps in the other two; in the exact center of that ground, there's nobody currently playing. Except us. We make music to dance to, to think to, to dream to, and to evolve to. Dark sounds, bright ideas. Massive and delicate. Mechanical and organic. Rhythmic and melodic. Check it out; we think you'll find it just as hard to describe concisely.
Topic: Nuit
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beat-driven indie rock, ranging from trip-hop soul to lo-fi folk punk, depending on my mood...i keep trying to be beck meets neutral milk hotel with a splash of hefner and jsbx, but it always comes out a bit different, whether it be a splash of blues or anglophilic indie pop, it ends up being a pretty original sound, taking a bit from everybody i've listened to in the past year...
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Formed by guitarplayer Kirill Turitsin in January, 2000 SPOILERS became very first and very best surf instrumental band in Russia. Now SPOILERS are: Kirill - guitar Max - guitar Stray - bass Godzilla - drums
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The long lived,obscure underground Punk "legends" of St. Louis.In the mid 80's,immerged a young band out of the the everyday "ho-hum' streets of St.louis.Like the other...few but great St.Louis punk bands at the time(Ultraman,B.F.D.,Whoppers taste Good,etc...),they carved themselves a notch in underground stardom.The band consisted of- Tim Hopmeier(vocals-growl,bass),Ray James(vocals-sweet,guitar) & Hank Verplank(drums).The Stoned Walls believed that punk & rock n roll...
Topic: Stoned Walls
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Din of Heaven was formed in Spring 2000, and includes 4 members who have been well-seasoned musically and enjoy music that takes talent to write! Three members are recent high school graduates: Jake Manske (guitars), Jack Roper (keyboards), and Katie Skibba (vocals). The lone high school student is Joe Manske (drums). Din of Heaven is extremely unique because it combines melodic piano riffs and accompaniment with beautiful and intense guitar.
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Ross Beach was born in New Orleans in what today is a psychiatric ward. Living in Ruston, LA during the early 90's, Ross performed in bands such as Neutral Milk Hotel, the Gerbils, Midget & Hairs and Alice's Children. He hosted and ran sound for such diverse musical acts as The Olivia Tremor Control, Chocolate USA and Low. In his decade long career, Ross has played opening sets for numerous bands including Elliot Smith, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Dub Narcotic Soundsystem & Mojo...
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In the year of the Rabbit, the S.S Sodimizer ran out of the extinguished its main propulsion liquid, (which closely resembles Blatz). The craft unfortunately crashed in this corporate-run heathen country full of disgusting little wankers & bible-bangers, far away from the Motherland. Out from the doors trudged the invincible team of irresistable comrades. First, a little creature with red blades twice as high waddled into the light; a mad scientist only known for his creation of metallic...
Topic: Pissed Robots On Crack PROC
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"Burz, Beatz, Burnz" - Wastelanders new CD release due out December 2000 © OPENHouse Songs... RECENT NEWS: Wastelanders have recently been aired on UK National Televison with a video to the track "Real Life". The band now have a combined total of over 15,000 playes / downloads from a combination of IUMA.COM & MP3.COM for the period Jan - Sept 2000. Wastelanders : A brief history.... Made up from: Emma Rivers-Fletcher (b. 11th June '71) - (Vocals/Guitar) Akamas (b. 9th...
Topic: Wastelanders
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The Infinites blend psychedelic soul with art rock to provide a dichotomy of sound that is both distinct and classic, fundamental and eclectic, where abstractions abound and infinities are possible. Influenced by artists like Warhol, Escher, William Blake, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Charles Bukowski, and a host of other degenerates, The Infinites create music that seeks to pay homage to the past in a fresh and deliberately meditative style. "We're like doctors shoving a penlight up the nose of...
Topic: the infinites
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"Their album is absolutely gorgeous" - Rufus Wainwright "...Millbrook's existence answers the question, 'What would you get if you mixed the Beatles with Queen and David Bowie?'..." - The Clause, 2003 "Some of the most original sounding material I've heard in a long, long time" - Marshall Altman, Columbia Records A&R A perfect soundtrack for a movie. A song for every mood. Lush and cinematic as well as intimate and personal. All these things have been said...
Topic: Millbrook
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Julia Brown calls herself a singer-songwriter. But her debut album is anything but your typical singer-songwriter fare. Jubilant Newborn Alien Haze, the first recording by this Richmond, Virginia native, is a surprising blend of hooky pop, driving rock, smart lyric and eclectic arrangements. All the songs are washed in Julia's powerful vocal stylings. She can roar and whisper instantly and easily - and often within the same song! The album's 10 tracks were all written by Brown, and produced by...
Topic: Julia Brown
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Okie Dokies Chase Away My Christmas Blues © ® 1998 Okie Dokies Written by Lynne Rio & Joel Melton Produced/published by Deborah Hayek © 1998 Rio/Melton Okie Dokies featuring: Shelly Phelps - Vocals Joel Melton - Guitar Jeff Donaldson - Fiddle Louise Goldberg - Piano Elyse Angelo - Percussion Chase Away My Christmas Blues Well I don't live on 34th Street But I could use a miracle now Where is old St. Nick and his noel now I need a little Christmas cheer Some mistletoe and the fixings...
Topic: Okie Dokies
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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF DOMESTIC GODZILLA! Born from the trials of urban anger and rage comes a million tons of intensity and truth. It's time to open up your mind. The new world and new reality begins here. With influences ranging from metal, hardcore, punk, and hip-hop, DOMESTIC GODZILLA blends heavy grooves with a wall of sound and intense vocals that can scare the most insane into hiding. Lyrics ranging from the socio-political to disturbing personal topics reflect the band's vision and...
Topic: DOMESTIC GODZILLA
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This is some freaky shit - and I'm into it. Garageband.com Comprised of Neil Campau and Jack Sprauer, of Chicago and Detroit, respectively, The yo-yo Contingency is a self-sufficient duo of multi-talented, multi-tasking musicians. The two met initially, six years ago, at Adrian College outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and were quick to realize the musical significance of their friendship. Playing under the name Freak Monkey, the two acquired a devout local following. Their efforts culminated at...
Topic: The yoyo Contingency
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philosophy the perfect movie (2001) - a dance track featuring plenty of rock guitar, and eerie voiceovers requesting human demise at the hands of alien visitors, courtesy of markham, ontario's own brett cotton. influx of rubbish; wormhole mix (2002) - smackload like you've never heard it before. samples the vocal stylings of a televangelist. insufficiency (2000) - smackload's most popular track to date. whining guitar over a rough groove, rounded out by a scrappy bassline. walking down the...
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Poochie was born on April 24,1987 in Johannesburg South Africa under the name Ashante McNamara.The doctor predicted before he was born that he would grow up to be a dancer ( prediction came true !), as he would literally be breakdancing inside the womb. This behavior landed his mother( herself a talented dancer and performer ) in the hospital a month before he was actually born ! In his early years, Poochie grew up surrounded by African music and dance. He was thus influenced by the true roots...
Topic: Poochie
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THE IDIOT SAVANTS are an eclectic mix of styles from funk to punK. We like it all so we play it all. We are a hard work'in road band from The West Coast centered in Eugene Oregon home of the greatfull dead. Let me tell ya, be'in an IDIOTs got its good points. The band has seen a great deal of success in a short period of time. We atribute this rapid rise in popularity to our mix of unique Musicians and styles. The Bass player, MASON The Bass Play'in IDIOT, is a mental basket case That plays...
Topic: THE IDIOT SAVANTS
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Ten was formed by Dean Cook in 1989, after playing drums with UK rock band Briar, Briar split and Dean decided to pursue his solo projects on eof which is Ten, its an acoustic based rock/pop act in the vein of Crowded House & Counting Crows, many Ten albums have been released and Dean performs live solo and with various Birmingham musicians (as a band), the latest Ten album is called "I Can't Face The World Today" and is recieving excellent press/radio reviews, as with most of the...
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We are a very young group of musicians who play just about everything... we're crazy like that! We do everything from Brasilian to pop to jazz to country/no depression--but we love pop music, vintage stuff like Macca and Nilsson and new producers like Mitchell Froom and Jon Brion and T-Bone Burnett and Brad Jones and everything they've done. We like to experiment but we're not shy from commercial music either. We love everything but bland rock. UGH. Oh, and we love you!
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Some artists have great ideas. Some have great songs. Brad Brooks has both. Quiet, yet powerful, Brad's music is very compelling. Complex vocal arrangements, excellent instrumentation and just old fashioned quality songwriting that grabs the cynic in you and kicks its ass. If you like the Eels, Elliot Smith, Brian Wilson, and the softer side of Jellyfish, Brad Brooks is your next pop crush. -skott bennett, localmusic.com
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Visions One Take a John Carpenter soundtrack album, Queensryche, and Duran Duran, and put them in a blender and this would be the oddly colored foam at the top.
Topic: Visions One
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For those of you that don't know DJ CRUCIAL i'll go slow, actually the opposite of his style when he wilds upon turn tables with his tempo, he likes to turn the pitch up a bit, and when he rocks "da science" at blueberry hill, hip hoppers get off their seats to scratch the itch, you can't sit for long, when he knits a new hit, laying tical and reggie noble over the instrumental "i got five on it," or the waltz from "been there done that" over those camp lo cats,...
Topic: DJ Crucial
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Brad Lauretti has dedicated part of his life to writing and performing some of the saddest and funniest songs he could imagine. They always manage to make the audience feel interesting things. Add Dave Zuckerman and his virtuouso guitar playing and Andrei Zakows raucous drums and Caleb Cliffs foot thumping bass and you are left with one heck of a band. You may have seen Brad singing anywhere all over NYC over the last few years first with his old band THE PONY EXPRESS and then later by himself....
Topic: Brad Lauretti
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A nontet from central Virginia that has never been afraid to play music that challenges modern ideas of what song structures and instrumentation should be. Drawing influence from bands as diverse as King Crimson, the Minutemen, and Neutral Milk Hotel, they create music that could be put into many genres and never has a dull moment.
Topic: The Moneylenders
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Racingpaperplanes from Gothenburg, Sweden, is based around Richard Wilson and Glen Gilbert. Glen is american but is slowly adapting to the decadent swedish lifestyle! We have people come in and write/perform music with us from time to time. It's nice to keep a revolving door of musicians. We have released two CD's so far on Tract records. "Morning Scars" 2002 and "Self sleep service" 2004, plus a bunch of songs on different compilations... 2002 Richard did a short US tour...
Topic: Racingpaperplanes
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Michael Babcox and Mark Durante are The Aliens. After years in various bands playing everything from industrial to alternative country to world beat, they have come together to write and perform their first love: Retro Pop.
Topic: The Aliens
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My fellow Americans, The Jones Conspiracy clawed their way onto the Washington DC music scene in early 1997 with murky melancholy lyrics pumped over a pulsating rhythm and roots driven guitar. From the heavily punk induced rage of Teenage Palestine, to the sorrow of loss in Healing, this band runs a gamut of emotions that carry over into their music. Aspiring to mix the best elements of modern/alternative rock, roots, and fusion in a weaving of time signatures, The Jones Conspiracy continues to...
Topic: Jones Conspiracy, The
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I was given a '72 Ovation by my father a few years ago. I didn't use it very often until last year when I started writing more, and had a few friends that were supportive of that. I write sap mostly, and I don't claim to be very good, but have a listen if you like. My favorite artists are Neutral Milk Hotel, The Clash, The Smashing Pumpkins/James Iha, Magnetic Fields/The Sixths, My Bloody Valentine, Billy Bragg, and others. Indie Pop, Noise Rock, Shibuya-Kei, Proto-Punk, Folk Pop, and Indie...
Topic: Lacy Elaine Dillard
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Cosigner is a Visalia, California band transplanted to Athens Ohio. Current members: Stephen Tootle, Josh Antonucio, Chris and Angie Pyle. Some reviewers write that we sound like a cross between Neutral Milk Hotel and the Beach Boys. People seem to like our songs and shows. Visalian Records put out two of our 7 in. records and a compilation. New CD "Center Rise Solo" should be out in May. We have never made any money playing music.
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TO EXPLAIN SLEEP: (why we sleep finally answered, but be warned, the answer to why we sleep, will also tell you some things you may not want to know) First some ground work: (in an infinite loop, with no end or beginning I must start somewhere) All things including non-things; time, physical laws energy particles, and ether, have possible replacements that could more adequately perform the function at a given time or place for that thing. Nothing is perfect because the definition of perfect for...
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Lesshuman are the dreams and observations of Chip Collier. A visual Artist as well as a recording artist, he is searching for answers among the aesthetics and reasoning of modern day life. Self proclaimed enemy of the super ego, it seems as though every day he fights a losing battle. However by keeping a journal of his emotions in the form of art and music he hopes others will plead his case one day as well. The term 'Lesshuman' refers to the agknowledgement of a reality where you are not in...
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